Concise Minutes - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee

Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 3 - Senedd

Meeting date: Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Meeting time: 09.15 - 12.00
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:





Assembly Members:

Mike Hedges AM (Chair)

Andrew RT Davies AM

Llyr Gruffydd AM

Neil Hamilton AM

Jenny Rathbone AM

Joyce Watson AM


Jon Fudge, Welsh Government

Graeme Purves, Expert Advisor

Neil Hemington, Welsh Government

Committee Staff:

Marc Wyn Jones (Clerk)

Andrea Storer (Deputy Clerk)

Elfyn Henderson (Researcher)



1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

1.1 The Chair welcomed Members to the Meeting.




2       Paper(s) to note

2.1 The Committee noted the papers.



2.1   Correspondence to the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales - First Future Generations report



2.2   Correspondence from the Minister for Environment Energy and Rural Affairs, the Minister for Economy and Transport and the Minister for Education - Quadrilateral meeting with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy



2.3   Correspondence from the Chair of the Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee - National Development Framework



2.4   Correspondence from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs - new Chair to the Board of Natural Resources Wales




3       Motion under Standing Order 17.42 (vi) to resolve to exclude the public for this meeting

3.1 The Committee resolved to exclude the public from items 4,5 and 6 of today’s meeting.




4       Introductory session on the Draft National Development Framework for Wales 2020 - 2040

4.1 The Chair welcomed Graeme Purves, Expert Adviser to the Committee to the meeting.




5       Briefing on the Welsh Government Draft National Development Framework 2020 - 2040 - session 1

5.1 The Committee received a technical briefing from Jon Fudge, Head of Planning Policy, Welsh Government and Neil Hemington, Head of Planning, Welsh Government.

5.2 Members asked questions and raised key issues with the Welsh Government officials.




6       Briefing on the Welsh Government Draft National Development Framework 2020 - 2040 - session 2

6.1 The Committee received a briefing from Graeme Purves, Expert Advisor to the Committee on the draft National Development Framework 2020-2040.

6.2 Members asked questions and discussed key issues identified from the briefing.

6.3 The Committee agreed on an approach to its scrutiny of the draft National Development Framework 2020-2040.





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